One may look at purple potatoes and think that something must be wrong with them and therefore may not taste delicious, but let me be the one to tell you, they are both delicious and nutritious!
So why the purple color? Purple potatoes have an antioxidant called anthocyanins. It is a pigment that creates either purple, blue, or red foods depending on the type of anthocyanin, which there are several types.
Purple potatoes taste no different from let's say red, yellow, or white potatoes, but they carry a lot of nutritional benefits, including the following:
1. They help fight inflammation.
2. They are packed with fiber, Vitamin C, and potassium.
3. Purple potatoes can help with weight loss, immunity, and heart health.
4. Purple potatoes are good for blood sugar in that they have a lower glycemic index than other potatoes.
5. They may improve blood pressure in that they may reduce arterial stiffness due to their high potassium content. Arterial stiffness can lead to the risk of having a heart attack or stroke.